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by MWP admin
Sat Dec 17, 2005 12:09 pm
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: Taraxacum officinale
Replies: 12
Views: 23421

Wolf, yes I agree that there are no controls on our island, but I think there is not much demand for cultivating this plant either nowadays, and I dont know for what purpose they used to cultivate it. Maybe for animal fodder as a substitute to the sow thistle?
by MWP admin
Fri Dec 16, 2005 11:56 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: jackpot quiz 3
Replies: 10
Views: 21178

Aargh!!

10 points for Wolf for spp identificaltion. I would add

Homo gahan melitensis subsp. melitensis forma egoista

Sorry Jack, it is too difficult to look at the disgraceul picture and concentrate on the plant. It's a painful image for any biophile.
by MWP admin
Fri Dec 16, 2005 9:49 pm
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: Taraxacum officinale
Replies: 12
Views: 23421

Wolf, I think IMHO they do not allow cultivation of Dandelion since the seeds are easily dispered by wind (ask Taraxicum 's relative - Conyza about this evantuality) and would introduce an alien weedy species.
by MWP admin
Fri Dec 16, 2005 9:45 pm
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: Taraxacum officinale
Replies: 12
Views: 23421

The common dandelion, against belief of common people, do not grow in the wilderness of Malta, or might (= I doubt) be found as a cultivated escape, but the chances you find it are difficult. Many think that Sonchus oleraceaus (tfiefa komuni) is the Dandelion since of the 'similar*' ball of pappus. ...
by MWP admin
Fri Dec 16, 2005 9:20 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Dark Blue-Violet Bells
Replies: 26
Views: 36337

no problem

I think I will remember the spot and take you all there in Spring. :idea: Price a bottle of beer per head! :idea: (from my fav Hagar Qim Restaurant) I was looking at pics and reading about both species and I read that neglectum usually has flowers with a white rim or teeth, while comunatum does not ...
by MWP admin
Fri Dec 16, 2005 3:25 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: MWP QUIZ No.4
Replies: 10
Views: 21181

Still Cold...

Next tip:
- fruit siliqua and not very long

TIP2: have a "Sharper look" at the backgrund :D
by MWP admin
Fri Dec 16, 2005 3:20 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: jackpot quiz 1
Replies: 16
Views: 31335

:lol: maybe even sooner !!
by MWP admin
Thu Dec 15, 2005 11:54 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Dark Blue-Violet Bells
Replies: 26
Views: 36337

What I am sure of is that the pic was taken on the 2x of March 2005 when Picus's friends from Finland came to visit us in Malta. Definitely not Autumn. Also confirmed by the yellow "Qrempuca" -like flower at the top, which flowers in Spring. I dare to say that it is Muscari neglectum as inflorescenc...
by MWP admin
Thu Dec 15, 2005 11:49 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: what is this ?
Replies: 13
Views: 20904

And here, Mr. Admini (sounds arabic :cry: ) at 11:45pm is more confused after reading both posts of yours as he did not undertood anything! (esp regards his dog and its realtion with this flower) - perhaps I suppose that I should recheck this post tomorrow morning after a good bowl of milk + cornfla...
by MWP admin
Thu Dec 15, 2005 11:35 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: MWP QUIZ No.4
Replies: 10
Views: 21181

Next Step

Phew, I do not have to pay beers here....
Genus not Diplotaxis.

Next tip, flower rather small - 5-6mm approx.
by MWP admin
Wed Dec 14, 2005 10:56 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Dark Blue-Violet Bells
Replies: 26
Views: 36337

Dark Blue-Violet Bells

Another photo in the lost archives. Marked to be taken at Qrendi. The close up photos is helplessly unfocused. Maybe the photo below is enough - quite distinctive flower but I have no idea what it is - long time ago / seen only there.
by MWP admin
Wed Dec 14, 2005 10:38 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: what is this ?
Replies: 13
Views: 20904

I think I have something similar (but nicer ;-) )... I am not sure if it is the same species or not but similar features include the hairy stem, inflorescences and flower seems the same too (maybe size differs?!). On the other hand the leaves of my flower are more wrinkled.
by MWP admin
Wed Dec 14, 2005 10:27 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Purple Veined Trumpets
Replies: 2
Views: 7430

Purple Veined Trumpets

I am organising the photos during this year and I found this photo of a very beautiful flower that I had 'lost' with a set of photos taken with my University friends during free lectures at Wied Babu, Zurrieq.

Have a photo of whole plant + leaves if necessary
by MWP admin
Wed Dec 14, 2005 9:57 pm
Forum: Questions and Requests
Topic: First snapshots from the new camera!
Replies: 9
Views: 36506

Thanks jackpot. I was searching a bit on this plant. I have the understanding that the caudatus have rather thin drooping inflorescences. I came across some pics of the Amaranthus hybridum and looks a bit like it. What do you say about A. hybridus ?? http://westernpawildflowers.com/images/photos/pig...
by MWP admin
Wed Dec 14, 2005 9:23 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: Quiz 02: Lilac stars
Replies: 5
Views: 14216

Sherardia arvensis

Full Points Jackpot. I like this little purple jewel.
by MWP admin
Wed Dec 14, 2005 9:20 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: MWP QUIZ No.4
Replies: 10
Views: 21181

MWP QUIZ No.4

Can you identify this Crucifer? A local beer linked to it only for the following 24 hours (till 21:00 15/Dec/05)
by MWP admin
Wed Dec 14, 2005 8:46 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: what is this ?
Replies: 13
Views: 20904

Do you have more photos ?
by MWP admin
Wed Dec 14, 2005 12:01 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: tricky....?
Replies: 26
Views: 48592

More info....

http://perso.wanadoo.fr/jardin-sec/catalogue_C.htm Above link give detailed information about hybrids and forms of Cistus in general. Bad news is that they are in Frecnh. One of them is Cistus creticus var. creticus forma albus and similar to your flower photo. http://perso.wanadoo.fr/jardin-sec/Pag...
by MWP admin
Wed Dec 14, 2005 11:52 am
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: tricky....?
Replies: 26
Views: 48592

Cistus creticus forma albus

I think it is just a form of C. creticus and hence the name given: Cistus creticus forma albus Some botanist arrived to this problem time ago and decided to give it the "forma albus" suffix which in plain english means White {flower} form of Cistus creticus . If it have originated from a natural hyb...
by MWP admin
Tue Dec 13, 2005 9:21 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: tricky....?
Replies: 26
Views: 48592

WOW WolF! I solved your case I think. I read the link above and there is reported species which would fit perfectely your flower!!! Quoting the site: " C. creticus forma albus ( white flowers ) " What do you think ? Not convinced, here is more proof: Look also at this, it confirms everything: It say...
by MWP admin
Tue Dec 13, 2005 9:13 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: tricky....?
Replies: 26
Views: 48592

Tricky indeed

Yes, it was tricky and I am not aquianted with this family I admit. I think I should make a list of beer awards becasue we will loose the count. AFAIK I have a beer from jack, but I have not contributed bad answers to this quiz (I played "Pass" Card) so no beers from me! Is this true that yellows do...
by MWP admin
Tue Dec 13, 2005 6:39 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Persicaria - what species
Replies: 11
Views: 20850

leaves too

PS: it seems critical that you should also take photos of the leaves.
Thanks for letting us know 8)
by MWP admin
Tue Dec 13, 2005 5:39 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: jackpot quiz 1
Replies: 16
Views: 31335

yes, B. spectabilis or B. glabra . : Does it mean they are synonyms or there are 2 different Bougainville species in Malta ? The pinkish touch of the corolla was the result of changing the colour of the bracts via Photoshop :wink: I prefer non-"man-mutated" pics please. I could make a crucifer with...
by MWP admin
Tue Dec 13, 2005 5:29 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: tricky....?
Replies: 26
Views: 48592

I am an expert in this, and although it could be, I DONT think so because the shadow is perfectely aligned (that is shadow of leaves vs shadow of stamen is at same angle), unless wolf is an expert too and have calculated this in his mastery. However would wolf waste time on such a thing ?! On the ot...
by MWP admin
Tue Dec 13, 2005 5:16 pm
Forum: News + Announcements
Topic: Viewing Posts for members only
Replies: 2
Views: 11331

Viewing Posts for members only

2 hot topics in this forum are now set for members only (experimental phase). Who does not have the 30sec time to register then I feel it is not fair the manner of " take only and give nothing". The "give" is non-obliged participation and I do not think it is too much Also there is the habit that gu...
by MWP admin
Tue Dec 13, 2005 5:11 pm
Forum: News + Announcements
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 0
Views: 8520

News in brief

Some latest news: 1: I have just won a case at court of Lm X00 (should I say it!) from 'someone' who I accused of taking photos through the site and published them (with profitable outcome) without my permission. So everyone reading this is warned again and I take photography as an art and so seriou...
by MWP admin
Tue Dec 13, 2005 4:40 pm
Forum: Questions and Requests
Topic: First snapshots from the new camera!
Replies: 9
Views: 36506

LOL!! Now I got it - I did not photograph that particular plant anyway, that is the terrotiry of dogs and so I keep away for possible chance of getting contaminated by their perfume marks...

you know there a lot of wall rockets to choose from :-)
by MWP admin
Tue Dec 13, 2005 2:40 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Plant ID from leaves
Replies: 6
Views: 12271

Went again to wied incita specificaly for checking this plant (and seeds of Clematis cirrhosa) and I confirm it is hairy. Pubescent I would describe - short, fine, white, moderately dense on the stem, less on the leaves.

So it is not the glabrous Maltese Toadflax
by MWP admin
Tue Dec 13, 2005 2:30 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: tricky....?
Replies: 26
Views: 48592

Wolf, you missed a part of my saying - nice weather on public holidays attributed to a saints and Biblical figures (except Saint Paul's to keep with his tradition of shipwreck). Next 100% sunny day 19th March - a MWP activity hopefully. It was interesting to read this post. The mutation thing makes ...
by MWP admin
Tue Dec 13, 2005 2:16 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: pine quiz
Replies: 4
Views: 12145

Luckily Pine you did not placed a beer in the "jackpot" :wink: